MSU Denver

About Effective Business Writing

This course is to provide a level of business writing mastery that will give the student a competitive advantage in their careers. Multiple forms of business writing, including emails, reports, and job search communication, are studied and practiced. Students apply the principles learned to various written exercises.

Learner will gain practical business writing techniques that build confidence into written communication skills.

Learning objectives:

  • Demonstrate a degree of mastery in business writing through the application of written communication concepts and techniques
  • Demonstrate proper writing techniques for business situations, including various email communications and reports
  • Demonstrate written job search skills, including a resume, cover letter, LinkedIn profile, thank you email, and a follow-up email
  • Demonstrate an understanding of communications as it relates to self‐awareness and human relationships within the workplace
  • Apply knowledge of communication theory while understanding the importance of written communication in the business world
  • Implement technology‐mediated communications through use on assignments
  • Demonstrate proper writing techniques for business situations through assignment
  • Demonstrate job search skills by preparing a quality cover letter, professional resume, and LinkedIn Profile

Competencies you will gain:

  • Writing effective email communication in business settings
  • Creating and utilizing a professional LinkedIn Profile
  • Writing informal business reports
  • Creating a professional resume and corresponding cover letter


Registration for Fall 2022 is now open!

The Effective Business Writing class will begin on October 3 and you have until November 14, 2022 to complete all coursework. Registration closes October 14, 2022.

The six-week course is entirely online and self-paced. Students may complete the class anytime within the six weeks the course is available.


The course costs $425, with a $35 transaction fee per payment. No books are required for this course.

What do I receive after I pass the course?

After completing the course, you will receive a digital badge that will be embedded with the competencies learned. This badge can be added to your resume, LinkedIn page, portfolio, or even share it with your current or future employer.

If you take and complete either of the other two courses in the Professional Writing Certificate, Writing Principles or Writing for Digital Media, you will receive badges for each of those classes.

If you take and complete all three courses, you will receive a certification of completion.


About the instructor

Jacyn Meyer, MBA

Jacyn teaches Principles of Marketing and Business Communications at MSU Denver. She has a passion for learning. She believes that education is the great equalizer and that being a life-long learner is not a luxury but a necessity. Her penchant for teaching, and the need to pay it forward, have fueled her desire to become a university instructor. She is fortunate to have had a lucrative sales and marketing career and brings 40 years of business experience and an extensive network into her classrooms.

Jacyn received a BA in professional development from Amberton University and an MBA with an emphasis in Leadership from University of Denver. She is also a Certified Master Coach (CMC), Certified Motivators Practitioner (CMP), Certified Behaviors Practitioner (CBP), Temperament Certified Professional, EQi Certified, and a C-IQ for Coaches Enhanced Skill Practitioner.

Jacyn Meyer

Contact us

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Phone: 303-615-1234

Office Location:
Jordan Student Success Building
3rd Floor – #330
Auraria Campus

Mailing Address:
MSU Denver
Innovative and Lifelong Learning
P.O. Box 173362
Campus Box 6
Denver, CO 80217-3362